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Bobby Woodward

Earthly Connection By Danna Burns-Shaw Most artisans strive to unfold and create a signature style that gives their work a special identification. Perhaps a bold stroke, soft lines, a special finishing touch… some sort of embellishment that will immediately identify the creative maker. Bobby Woodward has achieved a signature style through hundreds of feet of kangaroo lace and fine gemstones – gemstones that he and his beautiful wife, Kathryn, source
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Peter Hoffman

Creating a Brand By Danna Burns-Shaw When you visit with Peter Hoffman you instantly know he is very passionate about his business.  He dedicates 100% of himself to its success. He is single with no children, so 100 hours a week he takes care of his baby - his brand. Peter comes from a long line of creative artists. At five years old, Peter was already known for his artistic
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Musician Creates Manufacturing Niche

By Liisa Andreassen When the Hunker Bag Co. launched in April 2015, it was music to the ears of many. Denton Hunker, currently the company’s only employee, is not only a musician, but apparently a master of the sewing machine too. Business is quite simply humming along. “I handle everything: from cutting out patterns and materials, to boxing and shipping out all orders from my studio located inside my East
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Iowa Company Keeps the Hunting Experience in its Sights

Boyt Harness is all about outdoor sporting gear By Lynn Ascrizzi Adaptability, creativity and quality are the distinctive hallmarks of long-time, successful businesses. And, let’s not forget plain, old-fashioned grit and hard work. Traits like these have kept Boyt Harness Co., LLC, based in the small city of Osceola, Iowa, moving ahead and growing over its 115 year history. Founded in 1901 by two leather-working brothers, Walter and John Boyt,
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Brit West:

Repurposing Dreams By Danna Burns-Shaw When you first meet Brittain Roberts, the self-taught artist and creator of Brit West, you are mesmerized by her sheer beauty. She is an authentic, stunning, high-style Wyoming cowgirl!  Brit's adventuresome life stories are plentiful, as she runs her shop, ranch and well-orchestrated life in the shadow of the majestic Grand Tetons. Brit has always been a creative adrenaline junkie. How many women do you